FORREST GENERAL STORE / FORREST & FORREST

FORREST GENERAL STORE / FORREST & FORREST

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Efland
NC
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1890-1895
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  • Mon, 01/16/2023 - 9:43am by SteveR

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Efland
NC
Built in
1890-1895
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

Stephen Taylor Forrest established the Forrest General Store in 1895. His sons Carl and Ernest Forrest took over the business just prior to their father's death in December 1910. They renamed the business Forrest & Forrest. Carl later became the sole proprietor.

From 1904 to circa 1924 the store housed the Efland Post Office, with Daniel E. Forrest, then Roberts Riley, then Bettie A. Clark as postmaster.

The property is still owned by the Forrest family.

View north, 1910s, with Postmaster Roberts Riley

View north, circa 1920

Downtown Efland, view west, circa 1925, with Forrest & Forrest at right

The former Forrest & Forrest warehouse, circa 1970s

 

All photos courtesy of Joe Dunn (RIP). Also thanks to Phil Mace and The Upper Eno Heritage Group for access to the photos and for additional information.

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